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OTR June 2013 Nominations

What a month of June: the Supreme Court rulings, the Pride celebrations, and the American Library Annual Conference in Chicago!  As history was being made, was there any time for reading? Sixteen new works have been nominated by at least one of our committee for consideration in this year’s Over the Rainbow list.

Abbott, Alysia. Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father. W.W. Norton and Company.

Beach-Ferrara, Jasmine. Damn Love. Ig Publishing.

Chin, Alan. The Plain of Bitter Honey. Bold Strokes Books.

Duron, Lori. Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Fabulous Gender Creative Son. Broadway Books.

Friedman, Jason K. Fire Year. Sarabande Books.

LoGiudice, Joseph and Michael Carosone, Editors. Our Naked Lives: Essays from Gay Italian-American Men. Bordighera Press.

Mordden, Ethan. The Passionate Attention of Interesting Men. Magus Books.

Nolan, Monica. Maxine Mainwaring, Lesbian Dilettante.  Kensington Publishing.

Pemberton, Sarah. The Fainting Room. Ig Publishing.

Road, Cristy C. Spit and Passion. The Feminist Press.

Roberts, Ann. Point of Betrayal. Bella Books.

Sloin, Hillary. Art on Fire. Bywater Books.

Somer, Mehmet Murat. The Serenity Murders. Penguin Group.

Tiemeyer, Phil. Plane Queer: Labor, Sexuality, and AIDS in the History of Male Flight Attendants. University of California Press.

Waldron, John. A Father’s Angels. Hurst Brandon Press.

Wrenn, Greg. Centaur. University of Wisconsin Press.

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OTR May 2013 Nominations

After April, May brought 31 new works to the attention of our jurors.  The following have all been nominated by at least one of our committee for consideration in this year’s Over the Rainbow list.

Berstein, Mary and Verta Taylor. Marrying Kind? Debating Same-Sex Marriage Within the Lesbian and Gay Movement. University of Minnesota Press.

Cullen, Nancy Jo. Canary. Biblioasis Books.

Duberman, Martin. Martin Duberman Reader. The New Press.

Dumesnil. Cheryl. Love Song for Baby X. Ig Publishing.

Fahey, Paul, ed. The Other Man: 21 Writers Speak Candidly About Sex, Love, Infidelity, and Moving On. JMS Books LLC.

Frangione, Lucia. Leave of Absence. Talon books.

Georges, Nicole J. Calling Dr. Laura. Mariner Books.

Gonzalez, Roberto. Red-Inked Retablos. University of Arizona Press.

Henderson, Lisa. Love and Money: Queers, Class and Cultural Production. NYU Press.

Herrada, Gilles. Missing Myth: A New Vision of Same-Sex Love. Select books.

Hoffert, Melanie. Prairie Silence. Beacon Press.

Hoffman, Amy. Lies About My Family. University of Massachusetts Press.

Hume, Robert J. Courthouse Democracy and Minority Rights: Same-Sex Marriage in the States. Oxford University Press.

Jarnot, Lisa. Robert Duncan, the Ambassador from Venus: A Biography. University of California Press.

Johnson, Tenea and Steve Berman, ed. Heiresses of Russ 2013. Lethe Press.

Krughoff, Laura. My Brother’s Name: A Novel. Scarletta Press.

Leddick, David. The Beauty of Men Never Dies. University of Wisconsin Press.

Mann, Jeff. A Romantic Mann. Lethe Press.

McKenna, Neil. Fanny & Stella: The Young Men Who Shocked Victorian England. Faber and Faber.

Nikolopoulos, Angelo. Obscenely Yours. Alice James Books.

Rich, B. Ruby. New Queer Cinema: The Director’s Cut. Duke University Press.

Sadowski, Michael. In a Queer Voice: Journeys of Resilience from Adolescence to Adulthood. Temple University Press.

Savage, Dan. American Savage: Insights, Slights, and Fights on Faith, Sex, Love, and Politics. Dutton.

Shelton, Michael. Family Pride: What LGBT Families Should Know About Navigating Home, School, and Safety in their Neighborhoods. Beacon Press.

Short, Donn. Don’t be So Gay: Queers, Bullying, and Making Schools Safe. University of British Columbia Press.

Van Cleve, Stewart. Land of 10,000 Loves: A History of Queer Minnesota. University of Minnesota Press.

Volpert, Megan. This Assignment is so Gay: LGBTIQ Poets on the Art of Teaching. Sibling Rivalry Press.

Walby, Kevin. Touching Encounters: Sex, Work, and Male-to-Male Internet Escorting. University of Chicago Press.

Winterson, Jeanette. The Daylight Gate. Hammer Books.

Woods, Chavisa. The Albino Album. Seven Stories Press.

Yue, Audrey. Queer Singapore: Illiberal Citizenship and Mediated Cultures. Hong Kong University Press.

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OTR April 2013 Nominations

Spring beckons; our jurors read.  Hope everyone had a festive National Library Week.  At least one member of our committee has nominated the following for consideration in this year’s Over the Rainbow list.

Barth, Kelly. My Almost Certainly Real Imaginary Jesus. Arktoi Press.

Barton, Bernadette. Pray the Gay Away: Extraordinary Lives of Bible Belt Gays. NYU Press.

Bergman, David. Fortunate Light. Midsummer’s Night Press.

Binnie, Imogen. Nevada. Topside Press.

Borich, Barrie Jean. Body Geographic. University of Nebraska Press.

Bouchard, Michel Marc. Tom at the Farm. Talon Books.

Davis, Theresa. After This We Go Dark. Sibling Rivalry Press.

Davis, Will. The Trapese Artist. Bloombury USA.

Dawn, Amber. How Poetry Saved My Life. Arsenal Pulp Press.

Dimitrov, Alex. Begging for It. Fourway Books.

Elledge, Jim and David Groff. Ed. Who’s Yer Daddy: Gay Writers Celebrate their Mentors and Forerunners. University of Wisconsin Press.

Finbow, Steve. Allen Ginsberg. Reaktion Books.

Foster, Guy Mark. The Rest of Us. Tincture Press.

Gonzalez, Roberto. Autobiography of My Hungers. University of Wisconsin Press.

Gundy, Bud. Elf Gift. CreateSpace.

Klarman, Michael. From the Closet to the Altar: Courts, Backlash, and the Struggle for Same-Sex Marriage. Oxford University Press.

Kramer, Richard. These Things Happen. Unbridled Books.

Levy, E.J. Love, in Theory. University of Georgia Press.

Liegegott, Ali. Cha Ching!. City Lights Publishers.

Lord, Catherine and Richard Meyer. Art and Queer Culture. Phaidon Press.

Margolick, David. Dreadful: The Short Life and Gay Times of John Home Burns. Other Press.

Pierceson, Jason. Ed. Same-Sex Marriage in Latin America: Promise and Resistance. Lexington Books.

Powell, Kanithea. Butch: Never Judge a Butch by her Cover. Qwest Press.

San Filippo, Maria. The B Word: Bisexuality in Contemporary Film and Television. Indiana University Press.

Schimel, Lawrence. Deleted Names. Midsummer’s Night Press.

Suri, Manil. City of Devi. W.W. Norton & Company.

Sycamore, Mattilda Bernstein. End of San Francisco. City Lights Publishers.

Trasandes, Monica. Broken Like This. Thomas Dunne.

Warner, Sara. Acts of Gaiety: LGBT Performance and the Politics of Pleasure. University of Michigan Press.

 

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OTR March 2013 Nominations

After a successful ALA Midwinter Conference in Seattle (Check out the 2013 Over The Rainbow List: 84 LGBT Books for Adult Readers at www.glbtrt.ala.org/overtherainbow), the OTR jurors went to work reading new titles. The following have all been nominated for consideration for this year’s Over the Rainbow List by at least one member of the committee:

Baim, Tracy. Gay Press, Gay Power: The Growth of LGBT community Newspapers in America. Create Space.

Benemann, William. Men In Eden: William Drummond and Same-Sex Desire in the Rocky Mountain Fur Trade. Bison Books.

Berry, Selisse, Editor. Out & Equal at Work: From Closet to Corner Office. Out & Equal Workplace Advocates.

Cooper, T. Real Man Adventures. McSweeny’s.

Currier, James. What Comes Around. Chelsea Station Editions.

Daring, C.B., et al. Queering Anarchism: Addressing and Undressing Power and Desire. AK Press.

Destino, Nicolas. Heartwreck. Sibling Rivalry Press.

Ditto, Beth and Michelle Tea. Coal to Diamonds: A Memoir. Spiegel & Grau.

Dubé, Peter, Editor. Best Gay Stories 2012. Lethe Press.

Edwards, Dylan. Transposes. Northwest Press.

Fields, L.A. My Dear Watson. Lethe Press.

Hernandez, Gilbert. Julio’s Day. Fantagraphics Books.

Kelly, Collin. Render. Sibling Rivalry Press.

Klaber, William. The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell. Greenleaf Book Press.

Leach, Marlene. The Inscrutable Mr. Elizabeth. Spinsters Ink.

Marans, Jon. A Strange and Separate People. Chelsea Station Editions.

Milk, Harvey. An Archive of Hope: Harvey Milk’s Speeches and Writings. University of California Press.

Negrón, Luis. Mundo Cruel. Seven Stories Press.

Pierceson, Jason. Same Sex Marriage in the United States: The Road to the Supreme Court. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Rumaker, Michael. Robert Duncan in San Francisco. City Lights Publishers.

Saenz, Benjamin Alire. Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club. Cinco Puntos Press.

Schulman, Sarah. Israel/Palestine and the Queer International. Duke University Press.

Smith, Aaron. Appetite. University of Pittsburgh Press.

Tarttelin, Abigail. Golden Boy. Atria Books.

Terry, Daniel Nathan. Waxwings. Lethe Press.

Thompson, Joyce. How to Greet Strangers. Lethe Press.

Tomaso, Carla. Frozen. Carma Publishing.

Vine, Barbara. The Child’s Child. Scribner.

Vitagliano, Paul. Born this Way: Real Stories of Growing Up Gay. Quick Books.

Walker, William S. Desire: Tales of New Orleans. Chelsea Station Editions.

Witkowski, Michal. Lovetown. Portobello Books.

Wojnarowicz, David, Marguerite Van Cook and James Romberger. 7 Miles a Second. Fantagraphics Books.

Yip Lo Kam, Lucetta. Shanghai Lelas: Female Tongzhi Communities and Politics in Urban China. Hong Kong University Press.

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And the nominees are…

The Over the Rainbow Committee is proud to announce the list of nominees for the next Over the Rainbow List. We have a total of 163 books under consideration this year, each nominated by at least one member of the committee, and will be working hard between now and the ALA Midwinter Meeting in January to determine our final list.  Check back here after ALA Midwinter 2013 to see our complete annotated bibliography. In the meantime, check out some of these great LGBT titles!

Against Equality: Don’t Ask to Fight Their Wars. Ed. by Ryan Conrad. AK Press.

Aldrich, Robert. Gay Lives. Thames & Hudson.

Anshaw, Carol. Carry the One. Simon & Schuster.

Aoki, Ryka. Seasonal Velocities. Trans-Genre Press.

Arsand, Daniel. Lovers. Europa Editions.

Atkins, Gary L. Imagining Gay Paradise: Bali, Bangkok and Cyber-Singapore. Hong Kong University Press.

Avery, Ellis. The Last Nude. Riverhead.

Ball, Carlos. The Right to Be Parents: LGBT Families and the Transformation of Parenthood. NYU Press.

Baumgardner, Jennifer. F’em: Goo Goo, Gaga, and Some Thoughts on Balls. Seal Press.

Bechdel, Alison. Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Beemyn, Genny and Susan Rankin. The Lives of Transgender People. Columbia University Press.

Bellerose, Sally. The Girls Club. Bywater Books.

Best Gay Stories 2011. Ed. by Peter Dubé. Lethe Press.

Best Gay Stories 2012. Ed. by Peter Dubé. Lethe Press.

Beye, Charles Rowan. My Husband and My Wives: A Gay Man’s Odyssey. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Beyond Binary: Genderqueer and Sexually Fluid Speculative Fiction. Ed. by Brit Mandelo. Lethe Press.

Bildulka, Anthony. Dos Equis. Insomniac Press.

Blackburn, Mollie V. Interrupting Hate: Homophobia in Schools and What Literacy Can Do About It. Teacher’s College Press.

Boag, Peter. Re-Dressing America’s Frontier Past. University of California Press.

Bodies of Evidence: The Practice of Queer Oral History. Ed. by Nan Alamilla Boyd and Horacio N. Roque Ramírez. Oxford University Press.

Bornstein, Kate. A Queer and Pleasant Danger: A Memoir. Beacon Press.

Boykin, Keith. For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Still Not Enough: Coming of Age, Coming Out, and Coming Home. Magnus Books.

Boyne, John. The Absolutist. Other Press.

Bram, Christopher. Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America. Twelve.

Brickell, Chris. Manly Affections: The Photographs of Robert Gant, 1885-1915. Genre Books.

Brunt, Carol Rifka. Tell the Wolves I’m Home. Dial Press.

Bucatinsky, Dan. Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight?: Confessions of a Gay Dad. Touchstone.

Cain, Shannon. The Necessity of Certain Behaviors. University of Pittsburgh Press.

Cameron, Peter. Coral Glynn: A Novel. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Cardamone, Tom. Green Thumb. BrazenHead.

Carey, Mike, Linda Carey and Louise Carey. The Steel Seraglio. ChiZine Publications.

Carpenter, Dale. Flagrant Conduct: The Story of Lawrence v. Texas. W. W. Norton & Company.

Carr, Cynthia. Fire in the Belly: The Life and Times of David Wojnarowicz. Bloomsbury.

Castiglia, Christopher and Christopher Reed. If Memory Serves: Gay Men, AIDS, and the Promise of the Queer Past. University of Minnesota Press.

Cianciotto, Jason and Sean Cahill. LGBT Youth in America’s Schools. University of Michigan Press.

Closs, Larry. Beatitude. Rebel Satori Press.

Cohen, Lisa. All We Know: Three Lives. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard. Ed. by Tom Léger & Riley MacLeod. Topside Press.

Conversations with Dorothy Allison. Ed. by Mae Miller Claxton. University Press of Mississippi.

Córdova, Jeanne. When We Were Outlaws. Spinsters Ink.

Cox, Daniel Allen. Basement of Wolves. Arsenal Pulp Press.

Coyote, Ivan E. One in Every Crowd. Arsenal Pulp Press.

craig, m. The Narrows. Papercut Press.

Currier, Ashley. Out in Africa: LGBT Organizing in Namibia and South Africa. University of Minnesota Press.

de la Croix, St. Sukie. Chicago Whispers: A History of LGBT Chicago Before Stonewall. University of Wisconsin Press.

DeMarco, Joseph R.G. Crimes on Latimer: From the Early Cases of Marco Fontana. Lethe Press.

Dermont, Amber. The Starboard Sea. St. Martin’s Press.

DeWitt, Peter M. Dignity for All: Safeguarding LGBT Students. Corwin Press.

Dhalla, Ghalib Shiraz.  The Two Krishnas.  Magnus Books.

DiQuinzio, Apsara. The Air We Breathe: Artists and Poets Reflect on Marriage Equality. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Divining Divas: 100 Gay Poets on the Women Who Inspire Them. Ed. by Michael Montlack. Lethe Press.

Dunnion, Kristyn. The Dirt Chronicles. Arsenal Pulp Press.

Eads, Sean. The Survivors. Lethe Press.

Eden, Martin. Spandex: Fast and Hard. Titan Books.

Fausto-Sterling, Anne. Sex/Gender: Biology in a Social World. Routledge.

Files, Gemma. Tree of Bones. ChiZine Press.

Flewelling, Lynn. Casket of Souls. Spectra.

Gerber, Lynne. Seeking the Straight and Narrow: Weight Loss and Sexual Reorientation in Evangelical America. University of Chicago Press.

Gibson, Wesley.  Personal Saviors.  Chelsea Station.

Greenberg, Julie A. Intersexuality and the Law: Why Sex Matters. NYU Press.

Guiliano, Neil. The Campaign Within: A Mayor’s Private Journey to Public Leadership. Magnus Books.

Halperin, David M. How to Be Gay. Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.

Harbach, Chad. The Art of Fielding. Little, Brown and Company.

Hart, Ellen. Rest for the Wicked. Minotaur Books.

Healy, Trebor. A Horse Named Sorrow. Terrace Books.

Heiresses of Russ 2011: The Best Lesbian Speculative Fiction of the Year. Ed. by JoSelle Vanderhooft and Steve Berman. Lethe Press.

Here Come the Brides!: Reflections on Lesbian Love and Marriage. Ed. by Audrey Bilger and Michelle Kort. Seal Press.

Hirschman, Linda. Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution. Harper.

Hormel, Ambassador James C. and Erin Martin. Fit to Serve: Reflections on a Secret Life, Private Struggle, and Public Battle to Become the First Openly Gay U.S. Ambassador. Skyhorse Publishing.

Irving, John. In One Person. Simon & Schuster.

Jeffers, Alex. You Will Meet a Stranger Far from Home: Wonder Stories. Lethe Press.

Jiménez, Karleen Pendleton. How to Get a Girl Pregnant. Zurita.

John, Elton. Love Is the Cure: On Life, Loss and the End of AIDS. Little, Brown & Company.

Johnson, Tenea D. Smoketown.  Blind Eye Books.

Jones, Saeed. When the Only Light Is Fire. Sibling Rivalry Press.

Kelly, Nigel. Quentin Crisp: The Profession of Being. McFarland.

Kenry, Chris. The Survival Methods and Mating Rituals of Men and Marine Mammals. Kensington.

Kohler, Sheila. The Bay of Foxes. Penguin.

Ladin, Joy. Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey between Genders. University of Wisconsin Press.

Lady Business: A Celebration of Lesbian Poetry. Ed. by Bryan Borland. Sibling Rivalry Press.

Lennon, David. Blue’s Bayou. Blue Spike Publishing.

Lennon, Robert. The Miles. Kensington.

Liu, Marjorie & Mike Perkins. Astonishing X-Men: Northstar. Marvel Comics.

Lobdell, Bambi L. A Strange Sort of Being: The Transgender Life of Lucy Ann / Joseph Israel Lobdell, 1829-1912. McFarland.

Loftin, Craig M. Masked Voices: Gay Men and Lesbians in Cold War America. State University of New York Press.

Love, Christopher Street: Reflections of New York. Ed. by Thomas Keith. Vantage Point.

Lowenthal, Michael. The Paternity Test. Terrace Books.

Lundoff, Catherine. A Day at the Inn, A Night at the Palace and Other Stories. Lethe Press.

Lundoff, Catherine. Silver Moon. Lethe Press.

Lynch, Jane.  Happy Accidents.  Hyperion.

Maran, Meredith. A Theory of Small Earthquakes. Soft Skull Press.

Marcus, Jana. Transfigurations. 7 Angels Press.

Mason, Janet. Tea Leaves. Bella Books.

Mason, Richard. History of a Pleasure Seeker. Knopf.

McDermid, Val.  Trick of the Dark.  Bywater Books.

McGee, Donnelle. Shine. Sibling Rivalry Press.

Milk and Honey: A Celebration of Jewish Lesbian Poetry. Ed. by Julie R. Enszer. Mid Summer Night’s Press.

Miller, Madeline. The Song of Achilles. Ecco.

Miller, Merle. On Being Different: What It Means to Be a Homosexual. Penguin.

Mills, Stephen S. He Do the Gay Man in Different Voices. Sibling Rivalry Press.

Mixner, David. At Home with Myself: Stories from the Hills of Turkey Hollow. Magnus Books.

Monahan, Annemarie. Three. PM Press.

Muraco, Anna. Odd Couples: Friendships at the Intersection of Gender and Sexual Orientation. Duke University Press.

Naidoo, Jamie Campbell. Rainbow Family Collections: Selecting and Using Children’s Books with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Content. Libraries Unlimited.

Newman, Leslea. October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard. Candlewick Press.

Nicholson, Alexander. Fighting to Serve: Behind the Scenes in the War to Repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Chicago Review Press.

No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics. Ed. by Justin Hall. Fantagraphics.

Perez, Frank and Jeffrey Palmquist. In Exile: The History and Lore Surrounding New Orleans Gay Culture and Its Oldest Gay Bar. LL-Publications.

Peterson, Leah. Fighting Gravity. Dragon Moon Press.

Pitman, Gayle. Backdrop: The Politics and Personalities Behind Sexual Orientation Research. Active Voice Press.

Pitts, J.A. Forged in Fire. Tor Books.

Posey, Rafe. The Book of Broken Hymns. Flying Rabbit.

Pratt, David. My Movie. Chelsea Station Editions.

Price, Reynolds. Midstream: An Unfinished Memoir. Scribner.

Queer Religion. Ed. by Donald L. Boisvert and Jay Emerson Johnson. Praeger.

Ray, Douglas. He Will Laugh. Lethe Press.

Rand, Erica. Red Nails, Black Skates: Gender, Cash, and Pleasure On and Off the Ice. Duke University Press.

Redmann, J.M. Ill Will. Bold Strokes Books.

Regnault, Chantal. Voguing and the House Ballroom Scene of New York City 1989-92. Soul Jazz Books.

Robinson, Gene. God Believes in Love: Straight Talk About Gay Marriage. Knopf.

Roth, Marco. The Scientists: A Family Romance. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Round, Jeffrey. Lake on the Mountain: A Dan Sharp Mystery. Dundurn.

Rule, Jane. Taking My Life. Talonbooks.

Russell, Paul. The Unreal Life of Sergey Nabokov: A Novel. Cleis Press.

Rustin, Bayard. I Must Resist: Bayard Rustin’s Life in Letters. Ed. by Michael Long. City Lights Publishers.

Saylor, Steven. The Seven Wonders: A Novel of the Ancient World. Minotaur Books.

Schulman, Sarah. The Gentrification of the Mind: Witness to a Lost Imagination. University of California Press.

Schwartz, James. The Literary Party: A Collection of Poetry by James Schwartz. InGroup Press.

Schwartz, John. Oddly Normal: One Family’s Struggle to Help Their Teenage Son Come to Terms with His Sexuality. Gotham.

Scott, Melissa. Point of Knives. Lethe Press.

Seefried, Josh. Our Time: Breaking the Silence of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Penguin.

Sexuality, Religion, and the Sacred: Bisexual, Pansexual and Polysexual Perspectives. Ed. by Loraine Hutchins and H. Sharif Williams. Routledge.

Sovereign Erotics: A Collection of Two-Spirit Literature. Ed. by Qwo-Li Driskill, Daniel Heath Justice, Deborah Miranda, and Lisa Tatonetti. University of Arizona Press.

Spade, Dean. Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of Law. South End Press.

Spoon, Rae. First Spring Grass Fire. Arsenal Pulp Press.

Springer, Anna Joy. The Vicious Red Relic, Love: A Fabulist Memoir. Jaded Ibis Press.

Strachan, Zoe. Ever Fallen in Love. Sandstone Press Ltd.

Streitmatter, Rodger. Outlaw Marriages: The Hidden Histories of Fifteen Extraordinary Same-Sex Couples. Beacon Press.

Suganuma, Katsuhiko. Contact Moments: The Politics of Intercultural Desire in Japanese Male-Queer Cultures. Hong Kong University Press.

Sycamore, Mattilda Bernstein. Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots?: Flaming Challenges to Masculinity, Objectification, and the Desire to Conform. AK Press.

Sykes, Christopher Simon. David Hockney: The Biography, 1937-1975, A Rake’s Progress. Nan A. Talese.

Taia, Abdellah. An Arab Melancholia. Semiotext(e).

Tang, Denise Tse-Shang. Conditional Spaces: Hong Kong Lesbian Desires and Everyday Life. Hong Kong University Press.

Teich, Nicholas M. Transgender 101: A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue. Columbia University Press.

Terry, Scott. Cowboys, Armageddon, and the Truth: How a Gay Child Was Saved from Religion. Lethe Press.

Torregrosa, Luisita Lopez. Before the Rain: A Memoir of Love and Revolution. Houghton.

Trans/Love: Radical Sex, Love & Relationships Beyond the Gender Binary. Ed. by Morty Diamond. Manic D Press.

Transitions of the Heart: Stories of Love, Struggle and Acceptance by Mothers of Transgender and Gender Variant Children. Ed. by Rachel Pepper. Cleis Press.

Vaid, Urvashi. Irresistible Revolution: Confronting Race, Class and the Assumptions of LGBT Politics. Magnus Books.

Vargas Llosa, Mario. The Dream of the Celt. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Wachsberger, Clyde Phillip. Into the Garden with Charles: A Memoir. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Wahls, Zach. My Two Moms: Lessons of Love, Strength, and What Makes a Family. Gotham.

Walsh, Mikey. Gypsy Boy: My Life in the Secret World of the Romany Gypsies. Thomas Dunne Books.

White, Edmund. Jack Holmes and His Friends: A Novel. Bloomsbury.

White, Edmund. Sacred Monsters. Magnus Books.

Wilde Stories 2012: The Year’s Best Gay Speculative Fiction. Ed. by Steve Berman. Lethe Press.

Will, Barbara. Unlikely Collaboration: Gertrude Stein, Bernard Faÿ, and the Vichy Dilemma. Columbia University Press.

Williams III, J.H., W. Hayden Blackman, and Amy Reeder. Batwoman: Hydrology. D.C. Comics.

Wilson, Chana. Riding Fury Home: A Memoir. Seal Press.

Windy City Queer: LGBTQ Dispatches from the Third Coast. Ed. by Kathie Bergquist. University of Wisconsin Press.

Winterson, Jeanette. Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal? Grove Press.

Wolverton, Terry.  Stealing Angel.   Spinsters Ink.

Zurbo, Mark. Black and Blue and Pretty Dead, Too. MLR Press.

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October Nominations from OTR

October was a great month for reading, and the final month in this year’s OTR nomination period. Below are the newest titles that have been nominated for consideration for the Over the Rainbow List by at least one member of the committee:

Arsand, Daniel. Lovers. Europa Editions.

Atkins, Gary L. Imagining Gay Paradise: Bali, Bangkok and Cyber-Singapore. Hong Kong University Press.

Ball, Carlos. The Right to Be Parents: LGBT Families and the Transformation of Parenthood. NYU Press.

Baumgardner, Jennifer. F’em: Goo Goo, Gaga, and Some Thoughts on Balls. Seal Press.

Best Gay Stories 2012. Ed. by Peter Dubé. Lethe Press.

Beye, Charles Rowan. My Husband and My Wives: A Gay Man’s Odyssey. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Beyond Binary: Genderqueer and Sexually Fluid Speculative Fiction. Ed. by Brit Mandelo. Lethe Press.

Bildulka, Anthony. Dos Equis. Insomniac Press.

Boykin, Keith. For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Still Not Enough: Coming of Age, Coming Out, and Coming Home. Magnus Books.

Cohen, Lisa. All We Know: Three Lives. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard. Ed. by Tom Léger & Riley MacLeod. Topside Press.

Cox, Daniel Allen. Basement of Wolves. Arsenal Pulp Press.

craig, m. The Narrows. Papercut Press.

Currier, Ashley. Out in Africa: LGBT Organizing in Namibia and South Africa. University of Minnesota Press.

Eden, Martin. Spandex: Fast and Hard. Titan Books.

Fausto-Sterling, Anne. Sex/Gender: Biology in a Social World. Routledge.

Flewelling, Lynn. Casket of Souls. Spectra.

Halperin, David M. How to Be Gay. Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.

Hart, Ellen. Rest for the Wicked. Minotaur Books.

Healy, Trebor. A Horse Named Sorrow. Terrace Books.

John, Elton. Love Is the Cure: On Life, Loss and the End of AIDS. Little, Brown & Company.

Ladin, Joy. Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey between Genders. University of Wisconsin Press.

Lowenthal, Michael. The Paternity Test. Terrace Books.

Maran, Meredith. A Theory of Small Earthquakes. Soft Skull Press.

McGee, Donnelle. Shine. Sibling Rivalry Press.

Miller, Merle. On Being Different: What It Means to Be a Homosexual. Penguin.

Newman, Leslea. October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard. Candlewick Press.

Nicholson, Alexander. Fighting to Serve: Behind the Scenes in the War to Repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Chicago Review Press.

Pitts, J.A. Forged in Fire. Tor Books.

Robinson, Gene. God Believes in Love: Straight Talk About Gay Marriage. Knopf.

Roth, Marco. The Scientists: A Family Romance. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Round, Jeffrey. Lake on the Mountain: A Dan Sharp Mystery. Dundurn.

Saylor, Steven. The Seven Wonders: A Novel of the Ancient World. Minotaur Books.

Sexuality, Religion, and the Sacred: Bisexual, Pansexual and Polysexual Perspectives. Ed. by Loraine Hutchins and H. Sharif Williams. Routledge.

Spade, Dean. Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of Law. South End Press.

Strachan, Zoe. Ever Fallen in Love. Sandstone Press Ltd.

Suganuma, Katsuhiko. Contact Moments: The Politics of Intercultural Desire in Japanese Male-Queer Cultures. Hong Kong University Press.

Sycamore, Mattilda Bernstein. Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots?: Flaming Challenges to Masculinity, Objectification, and the Desire to Conform. AK Press.

Tang, Denise Tse-Shang. Conditional Spaces: Hong Kong Lesbian Desires and Everyday Life. Hong Kong University Press.

Vaid, Urvashi. Irresistible Revolution: Confronting Race, Class and the Assumptions of LGBT Politics. Magnus Books.

Will, Barbara. Unlikely Collaboration: Gertrude Stein, Bernard Faÿ, and the Vichy Dilemma. Columbia University Press.

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New September 2012 Nominations from OTR

Looking for something new to read this fall? The following titles have been nominated for consideration for this year’s Over the Rainbow List by at least one member of the committee:

Against Equality: Don’t Ask to Fight Their Wars. Ed. by Ryan Conrad. Against Equality Press.

Boyne, John. The Absolutist. Other Press.

Brickell, Chris. Manly Affections: The Photographs of Robert Gant, 1885-1915. Genre Books.

Coyote, Ivan E. One in Every Crowd. Arsenal Pulp Press.

Liu, Marjorie & Mike Perkins. Astonishing X-Men: Northstar. Marvel Comics.

Loftin, Craig M. Masked Voices: Gay Men and Lesbians in Cold War America. State University of New York Press.

Love, Christopher Street: Reflections of New York. Ed. by Thomas Keith. Vantage Point.

Muraco, Anna. Odd Couples: Friendships at the Intersection of Gender and Sexual Orientation. Duke University Press.

Rand, Erica. Red Nails, Black Skates: Gender, Cash, and Pleasure On and Off the Ice. Duke University Press.

Spoon, Rae. First Spring Grass Fire. Arsenal Pulp Press.

Torregrosa, Luisita Lopez. Before the Rain: A Memoir of Love and Revolution. Houghton.

Vargas Llosa, Mario. The Dream of the Celt. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Williams III, J.H., W. Hayden Blackman, and Amy Reeder. Batwoman: Hydrology. D.C. Comics.

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Amazing August 2012 Nominations

Below are the newest titles that have been nominated for consideration for this year’s Over the Rainbow List by at least one member of the committee:

Aoki, Ryka. Seasonal Velocities. Trans-Genre Press.

Beemyn, Genny and Susan Rankin. The Lives of Transgender People. Columbia University Press.

Boag, Peter. Re-Dressing America’s Frontier Past. University of California Press.

Bornstein, Kate. A Queer and Pleasant Danger: A Memoir. Beacon Press.

Brunt, Carol Rifka. Tell the Wolves I’m Home. Dial Press.

Bucatinsky, Dan. Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight?: Confessions of a Gay Dad. Touchstone.

Greenberg, Julie A. Intersexuality and the Law: Why Sex Matters. NYU Press.

Harbach, Chad. The Art of Fielding. Little, Brown and Company.

Hirschman, Linda. Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution. Harper.

Kohler, Sheila. The Bay of Foxes. Penguin.

Lobdell, Bambi L. A Strange Sort of Being: The Transgender Life of Lucy Ann / Joseph Israel Lobdell, 1829-1912. McFarland.

Mason, Richard. History of a Pleasure Seeker. Knopf.

Mills, Stephen S. He Do the Gay Man in Different Voices. Sibling Rivalry Press.

Price, Reynolds. Midstream: An Unfinished Memoir. Scribner.

Rule, Jane. Taking My Life. Talonbooks.

Seefried, Josh. Our Time: Breaking the Silence of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Penguin.

Sykes, Christopher Simon. David Hockney: The Biography, 1937-1975, A Rake’s Progress. Nan A. Talese.

Wahls, Zach. My Two Moms: Lessons of Love, Strength, and What Makes a Family. Gotham.

Zurbo, Mark. Black and Blue and Pretty Dead, Too. MLR Press.

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Hot July 2012 Nominations

July was a good month to read a good book or several. Below are the newest titles that have been nominated for consideration for this year’s Over the Rainbow List by at least one member of the committee:

Blackburn, Mollie V. Interrupting Hate: Homophobia in Schools and What Literacy Can Do About It. Teacher’s College Press.

Cardamone, Tom. Green Thumb. BrazenHead.

Carr, Cynthia. Fire in the Belly: The Life and Times of David Wojnarowicz. Bloomsbury.

Closs, Larry. Beatitude. Rebel Satori Press.

Conversations with Dorothy Allison. Ed. by Mae Miller Claxton. University Press of Mississippi.

de la Croix, St. Sukie. Chicago Whispers: A History of LGBT Chicago Before Stonewall. University of Wisconsin Press.

Eads, Sean. The Survivors. Lethe Press.

Files, Gemma. Tree of Bones. ChiZine Press.

Guiliano, Neil. The Campaign Within: A Mayor’s Private Journey to Public Leadership. Magnus Books.

Jiménez, Karleen Pendleton. How to Get a Girl Pregnant. Zurita.

Jones, Saeed. When the Only Light Is Fire. Sibling Rivalry Press.

Kenry, Chris. The Survival Methods and Mating Rituals of Men and Marine Mammals. Kensington.

Lady Business: A Celebration of Lesbian Poetry. Ed. by Bryan Borland. Sibling Rivalry Press.

Lennon, David. Blue’s Bayou. Blue Spike Publishing.

Mason, Janet. Tea Leaves. Bella Books.

Naidoo, Jamie Campbell. Rainbow Family Collections: Selecting and Using Children’s Books with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Content. Libraries Unlimited.

No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics. Ed. by Justin Hall. Fantagraphics.

Pitman, Gayle. Backdrop: The Politics and Personalities Behind Sexual Orientation Research. Active Voice Press.

Posey, Rafe. The Book of Broken Hymns. Flying Rabbit.

Schwartz, John. Oddly Normal: One Family’s Struggle to Help Their Teenage Son Come to Terms with His Sexuality. Gotham.

Taia, Abdellah. An Arab Melancholia. Semiotext(e).

Terry, Scott. Cowboys, Armageddon, and the Truth: How a Gay Child Was Saved from Religion. Lethe Press.

White, Edmund. Sacred Monsters. Magnus Books.

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June 2012 Nominations

Below are the newest titles that have been nominated for consideration for this year’s Over the Rainbow List by at least one member of the committee:

Carey, Mike, Linda Carey and Louise Carey. The Steel Seraglio. ChiZine Publications.

Jeffers, Alex. You Will Meet a Stranger Far from Home: Wonder Stories. Lethe Press.

Lennon, Robert. The Miles. Kensington.

Peterson, Leah. Fighting Gravity. Dragon Moon Press.

Queer Religion. Ed. by Donald L. Boisvert and Jay Emerson Johnson. Praeger.

Springer, Anna Joy. The Vicious Red Relic, Love: A Fabulist Memoir. Jaded Ibis Press.

Transitions of the Heart: Stories of Love, Struggle and Acceptance by Mothers of Transgender and Gender Variant Children. Ed. by Rachel Pepper. Cleis Press.

Wilde Stories 2012: The Year’s Best Gay Speculative Fiction. Ed. by Steve Berman. Lethe Press.

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